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Efrén Pérez


Issues Democracy & Voting Rights, Immigrant Rights, Language Access

Professor of Political Science and Psychology, UCLA
Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology

Efrén Pérez is a Full Professor of Political Science and Psychology at UCLA. His scholarship centers on political psychology, with specific interests in intergroup politics, language and political thinking, implicit political cognition, and the measurement of political concepts.

He has published numerous articles in leading political science, psychological science, and general science journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Political Behavior, and Political Psychology. He is also the author of four books, including Diversity’s Child: People of Color and the Politics of Identity (Chicago University Press) and Voicing Politics: How Language Shapes Public Opinion (Princeton University Press). In addition to his research, Efrén directs the Race, Ethnicity, Politics, and Society (REPS) Lab at UCLA.

Efrén Pérez received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Duke University. He obtained his B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the University of San Diego.